MARK data | software for wheel contact force measuring systems


The MARK data software was developed and refined through to commercial viability in amicable collaboration with well-known German and international manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles. Procedures and verification processes were subject to strict compliance with the international recommendation UIC V 660, the DIN 27201 standard and therefore the acceptance of the EBA.

The standard version of the database software MARK data is capable of gathering data from up to 32 wheels at the same time and displaying the wheel contact force measurements. This means that it is possible to measure vehicles with up to 16 axles in one single step. A software upgrade can be carried out at any time.

The allocation of the measuring systems involved in the individual steps can be freely configured by the user.

The vehicles do not necessarily have to be symmetrical. It is therefore also possible to measure purpose-built vehicles, such as track-laying machines.

The software can be programmed to work with specific margins of error relating to certain model ranges for each wheel and wheel set. In authorised cases of special exemption, it is possible to allocate abnormal tolerances for a specific vehicle.

All the data are held in a life-cycle logbook for the vehicle.

Measurements screen 🔍
Configuration of model ranges 🔍
Configuration of test rig 🔍
Data explorer 🔍

The installation version is supplied with a standard log record based on UIC V 660 and DIN 27201. The log record can be edited and extended at will by the user in Excel® therefore no specialist knowledge is required.

The integration of Excel® means that it is also possible for users to work with logs for their own standardisation systems or for other standards.

The Excel® format also offers the facility for users to run the logs through their own data processing systems after the measurements. This might take the form of an import into the company's own database, for example, or into a statistical evaluation function.

The software can work with existing measuring systems, subject to open access to the relevant interfaces. This opens up the option of retrofitting older test rigs which might still work in kilogrammes or with software limited to certain models, for example, or which do not support more recent operating systems.

The test rig display unit can be adapted to the actual test rig installation situation on site.

The program is, of course, designed for LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) operation. A remote access facility is also provided for rapid customer support which can be activated by the user in case of need.

Customisable Excel® log, conforming in this case to DIN 27201-5 🔍

  MARK data features

  • User configuration of up to 16 axes on 32 logical channels for data collection and evaluation (option of extension)

  • Remote access for rapid user support

  • User account control for guaranteed data security

  • Intuitive operation and short familiarisation time

  • Facility for user configuration of model series and graphic display

  • All error calculations incorporated (trailer bogies, motor bogies and Jacobs bogies as well as tilting technology)

  • Life-cycle logbook for each vehicle

  • Set of forms conforming to DIN 27201 which can also easily be customised by the user to other standards using Excel®

  • Simple transfer of the test reports (universal Excel® format) to customers' data processing systems

  • Facility for integration of third-party measuring systems

  • Operating systems supported: Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (32/64 bit)
  • Office versions supported: Microsoft® Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016